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Vets Invited to Hear Presentations by County Veterans Service Officer

June 11, 2013

Placer County Veterans Service Officer Jonn Melrose will speak at several upcoming meetings of 3rd District municipal advisory councils

 Placer County Veterans Service  Officer Jonn Melrose
Placer County Veterans Service
Officer Jonn Melrose.

(MACs) to talk about benefits and services available to veterans.

Melrose is scheduled to address:

  • The North Auburn MAC on Tuesday, June 11. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the Planning Commission Chambers at the Community Development Resource Agency building, 3091 County Center Drive. 
  • The Newcastle - Ophir MAC on Thursday, June 20. The meeting is to be held at 7 p.m. in Ophir School, 1373 Lozanos Road.
  • The Horseshoe Bar MAC on Tuesday, July 16. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Loomis Library, 6050 Library Drive.
  • The Penryn MAC on Tuesday, July 23. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. in the Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall, 5945 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis.

“I hope veterans from throughout the area will attend the meetings to hear Jonn speak and take advantage of the opportunity to ask him questions,” said 3rd District Supervisor Jim Holmes. “Jonn’s office does a great job assisting veterans. Its outreach efforts are particularly critical, because veterans often are not aware of all the benefits and services available to them.”

The Veterans Service Office was established by the Board of Supervisors to assist veterans, their dependents and survivors in obtaining entitlements from federal, state and local agencies that administer veteran programs.  The office is not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Services provided by the county office include comprehensive benefit counseling; claim preparation and assistance; claim follow-up to ensure final decisions; the initiation and development of claims when appropriate; and networking with federal, state and local agencies.

The office is located at 1000 Sunset Blvd., Suite 115, in Rocklin. Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The office’s telephone number is 916-780-3290.